Public health

Hospitals and clinics

Second makeshift hospital opens, friendly countries to assist

The Lanexang Indoor Stadium has been turned into a makeshift hospital to accommodate Covid-19 patients in Vientiane after a surge in infections in recent days. The facility in Don Koi village, Sisattanak district, was officially opened on Monday after the sports centre was transformed into ...

Times Reporters

Temporary hospitals planned amid surge in Covid cases

The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control is preparing temporary hospitals amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases. Speaking at a media briefing on April 25, Director General of the Department of Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Dr Rattanaxay Phetsavanh, ...

Times Reporters

KBank’s Lao unit helps finance Bangkok Chain group for construction of hospital in Vientiane

As part of its continual support for investment in Laos, Kasikornthai Bank Ltd, Lao PDR, has offered a financial facility to Bangkok Chain Hospital (BCH), a listed Thai company, for the construction of the 254-bed Kasemrad International Hospital Vientiane, which is scheduled to be operational ...

The Nation

Laos, South Korea agree to build state-of-the-art hospital

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The governments of Laos and South Korea are teaming up to build a modern hospital in Vientiane to provide advanced healthcare services and reduce the number of people seeking treatment in neighbouring countries.The hospital is to be built at a cost ...

Phonsavanh Vongsay

Lao, Thai specialists join forces to treat bile duct cancer

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Mahosot Hospital is partnering with experts from Asean countries including Thailand to improve treatment for patients with bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma).In 2017, a project to suppress, identify and treat bile duct cancer in Laos was initiated through a partnership research project ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos ministry tightens regulations on private hospitals

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Health authorities will introduce the new Health Information Technology network this month to improve the management of private hospitals and ensure standards are maintained.Under this system, the owners of private hospitals – both foreign and Lao – will need to submit ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Mittaphab Hospital opens nation’s first occupational health centre

The nation’s first occupational and health check centre opened at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane last week aiming to prevent work-related injuries and illness.Minister of Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Khampheng Saysompheng, Director of the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Department under the Ministry of Health, Assoc. Prof ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Authorities Shut Down Three Chinese-Owned Clinics in Laos

Authorities have ordered the closure of three Chinese clinics this month in the northern Laotian province of Luang Namtha after issues such as unsanitary conditions and unqualified doctors have led to multiple patient deaths, RFA’s Lao Service has learned.The three clinics, Hong Sing clinic in ...

RFA’s Lao Service

Modern new unit opens at Mittaphab Hospital in Vientiane

A new wing has opened at Mittaphab Hospital (Friendship Hospital) in Vientiane as part of efforts to improve the standard of healthcare and raise the country’s health services to international standards. The new block will have about 308 beds, to add to the hospital’s existing 300-bed ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Waste management remains a challenge for Lao hospitals

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Waste management in hospitals remains a challenge because most health facilities in Laos do not have waste disposal systems that are comply with international hygiene standards.A senior official from the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Department of the Ministry of Health, Dr Viengsavanh ...

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